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Miscarriage, then possible ectopic, but now it could be of unknown location!!!

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SuziBhoy Thu 31-Jul-08 15:30:02

OK well here it goes lol...

I recently had a MC, but when i was gettin my bloods checked, on more than one occasion, they said my hcg has started to rise again. So they done another scan and still saw nothing and said everything looked normal. My hcg is still rising so they thought it was maybe an ectopic preg, but still cant find anything. Im in no pain whatsoever, so they have asked me to go in again for more blood. They mentioned something about a prepnancy of unknown location....

Quite worried and was wondering if anyone knows anything about this or has went through something similar?


SoupKitchen Thu 31-Jul-08 15:32:36

Ectopic IIRC occur outside of the womb and not just i the fallopian tubes.
My MC was due to PG in my cervix apparantly.

SoupKitchen Thu 31-Jul-08 15:33:53

to scare just to inform

SoupKitchen Thu 31-Jul-08 15:34:26

soory forgot the link blush

SuziBhoy Thu 31-Jul-08 15:36:26

its so strange though beacause they were expecting to find something similar to what you said through scan, but cant find anything at all!! They called me a medical mystery which isnt that reassuring lol

SuziBhoy Fri 01-Aug-08 14:04:56

Well went to the horpital 2day, the HCG is starting to drop again, so they are starting to rule out ectopic but time will tell if my levels drop they way they are supposed to.

justjules Fri 01-Aug-08 23:15:23

i had exactly this with pg/m/c no2

first they could not find on scan and called it early pg,

levels rose quickly,

then they called it 'unknown location' as hcg high but no sac,

they did think eptopic but levels to high to quick

they i had bleeding and levels came down rapidly,

was told m/c

then levels started to go up again, not much but into the hundreds,

then they said the 'trophoblasitc (sp) tissue had started to multpily,

still no sign of anyhting on scan

ended up bieng treated with methotraxate as the levls were up and down for weeks,

about 12/14 weeks start to finish,

sorry you are going though this,

do not stop having hcg tests until the levels are down compleatly,

SuziBhoy Thu 07-Aug-08 11:08:49

thanks jules

turns out it was an ectopic, was treated with methotrexate on monday past, and have been today for my first check up. waiting for results of bloods.

everything you said is exactly the same to what happened with me, its so stressful isn't it?

But hopefully this is it at an end!

Am i right in saying its 3 months before you can TTC again?


JillJ72 Thu 07-Aug-08 17:24:08

I'm sorry to read your sad news, Suzi, but glad the hospital was monitoring you well.

It's worth going to, they have lots of useful information about methotrexate, and also have forums. But yes, 3 months before you can ttc again if you have had the one shot of Mtx.

Take it easy.

SuziBhoy Thu 07-Aug-08 18:53:36

Thanks jill, was very helpful x

SuziBhoy Thu 07-Aug-08 19:25:50


Well my case gets a little more complicated lol

because my cycle runs over 2 1/2 months they were finding it difficult to pin point when i concieved, therefore i could have been anywhere from 5 weeks to 11 weeks, so i dont think testing you after has anything to do with how far on you are!

After i had the "MC" i had no pains after, so thought an ectopic was unlikely. Stranger things have happened!

you know your own body, and aslong as you are in good health, but think about getting your bloods tested again, just to be on the safe side.


justjules Thu 07-Aug-08 20:43:07


sorry about your recent news sad

yes, 3 months is recommended,

it is because of the 'half' life of methotrazate,

you run the risk of having some left over in your system for a few weeks,

as methotraxate 'kills' all multiplying cells, it can have an effect on the body for some time afterwards,

i waited 3 months before ttc again,

sadly it ended in m/c no 3 for me,

i was tested at a r/c m/c clinic and treated with heparin for p/g no 4,

thankfully it worked,

4 week old dd is sleeping next to me here smile

it is a heart breaking time, for me the last 2 years were the worst in my life,

the women on mn helped to keep me sane, as did a councillor, my best friend and my lovely dp,

keep talking, you will have good days and bad ones,

good luck, if there is anything i can help with, just shout smile

SuziBhoy Thu 07-Aug-08 22:05:42

Thanks jules

Yeah im just takin it in my stride, as im 22 and have plenty of time i guess, but your right about talkin about it, as my dp has been great!! I think he worries more than me lol!


SuziBhoy Thu 07-Aug-08 22:07:42

jules pics r lovely btw x

justjules Mon 11-Aug-08 14:43:36

hiya suzi,

how are you feeling? smile

SuziBhoy Tue 12-Aug-08 12:22:25

Hiya jules

Im actually feeling good. I was at the hospital on sunday, and that was my last visit for now as my bloods came back in the negatives which is a relief. So Im back to normal now lol.

Now its a trip to the family planning for some 3 month contreception lol.

How r u and how is the little one? smile


justjules Wed 13-Aug-08 10:52:43

glad to hear your levels are back down to 0,

sad that you have had to go though this but good now it is over (iyswim)

good luck with ttc in 3 months time and until then you know what they say...

practice makes perfect grin

SuziBhoy Wed 13-Aug-08 12:02:11

yeah thats what my dp keeps saying aswell lol smile

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